There are several lakes next to Krambach: Frauensee, Buchsee, Krummsee, Reintalersee (all in the valley like Kramsach) and the Berglsteinersee (in the mountains). The Reintaler See is the largest of these lakes, with a maximum depth of 10m. There’s a walking trail around this lake, mostly pretty small and very nice. There only could be a few more signs! We obviously took the wrong path at one place (we should have looked at our hiking map!) and reached the lakes Buchsee & Krummsee from where the went back to the Reintaler See. It still was a short walk of around one hour.
You also can swim in the Reintaler See. There's no separated fenced area for this, but you need to pay if you want to sunbath or swim. Best is to do this at the ticket machines nearby as you’ll have to pay 0,50€ more for each ticket if you pay it at the supervisory staff. A day ticket is 3,50 € for adults (2,50€ after 14:00) and 2 € for children (1€ after 13:00). It’s free with the Alpbachtal Seenland Card (see my tip on the Alpbach travelpage).
There are some car parks next to the lakes, usually charges apply from 8:00 to 20:00 (it was 4 € for a whole day and 2 € for 5 hour). There’s a ticket machine at the car park, the same where you also get the “swimming tickets”.
The cemetery museum in Kramsach is a rather bizarre museum: it’s a collection of funny tombstone inscription. On the first view it looks like you are on a real cemetery – and then you wonder why there are so much people walking around and laughing! The inscription are in German, and you are not allowed to take photos, but the entrance is free. There also is a souvenir shop nearby.
It’s hard to translate the inscriptions as they usually rhyme and sometimes are related to sayings, but there was something like „Here rests my doctor – an all he was healing rest nearby”, “Here rests the honourable virgin and her only son>, or “In this grave rests , his wife was buried later next to him. Will he now have eternal peace?”.
We had a great day at Kramsach in the Museum of Tyrolean Farmsteads. It is an ecomuseum with historic farm buildings from all over Austria. There are costumed docents demonstrating crafts and lots of animals wandering loose that you can pet. Children would love it (and so did we).
There is a nice restaurant and the views throughout the outdoor museum are marvelous.
The whole things is somewhat like Ballenberg in Switzerland, Upper Canada Village in Canada or Colonial Williamsburg in the USA. It's history but it's also lots of fun.
The web site below is only in German. Right click and scroll down to "translate this page" and you may get a reasonable translation . . . or find a German-speaking friend.
There is a funny privat collection of grave-stones and graveinscriptions in Kramsach, i went there with a bustour and I am sorry that photos were not allowed there.
Of course you have to understand german to understand the witty remarks.
their are five lakes in the area. The biggest is the Reintalersee, then the Krummsee, the smaller Buchsee, de Frauensee and the higher Above Mosen, the Berglsteinersee.
You have to buy a ticket (family 8 euro) if you want to swim in a lake.
The water is very clean, but cold. The view is beautiful!
Museum Tiroler Bauernhöfe
All parts of Tirol are covered by this museum. The took away the buildings at their original place and built them up again here in the museum. Lots of old furniture, machines etc. can be seen too.
Adults € 5,50
Children 10-17 Yrs. € 2,60
Children 6-9 Yrs. € 2,20
Children 5 yrs. F.o.C.
Familycard € 12,40
From beginning April to end of October Daily between 9.00 and 18.00 Hrs.
Don't forget to look at the travelogue
This is a nice collection of weird and comic sayings written on gravestones etc.
One has to speak at leeast a bit german to understand the jokes made.
Hier ruht Franz Josef Matt,
der sich zu Tode gesoffen hat.
Herr gib ihm die ewige Ruh
und ein Gläsle Schnaps dazu.
or another one:
Hier liegt Martin Krug
der Kinder, Weib und Orgel schlug.
In the narrowness of the little Brandenbergtal is the little church of Maria-tal. This part lays quiet and isolated from the Kramsach that lays next to the freeway from Munich to Innsbruck. Walking here brings silence, broken only by the rushing by water of the creek. A lovely place for an evening walk.
a museum with all old houses from Tirol, it's nice to look inside these houses, but they all look a little the same.
The Hochseilgarten - High Rope Garden - is an experience you should not miss!
A variety of Water Sports offered in Kramsach for those who are active!